Brian Windhorst reported this afternoon that Cavaliers’ forward Ben Wallace is traveling with the team, but is listed as questionable after receiving 14 stitches in his forearm. Wait a minute. The Cavs didn’t play last night, how in the world did Ben Wallace get a cut that bad? Oh, he was “catching a football”. Really?
Wallace was injured while playing catch with a football in Richmond, Va. and received stitches there. He returned to Cleveland on Monday and was treated this morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health for removal of additional glass pieces from his arm.
I’m calling shenanigans. At the very least, this was a little more than just playing catch. At worst, this sounds like a lame cover-up for something else. “Yeah coach, I was…uh…playing football. And…uh…I fell on a table. Yeah, and I broke a glass with my arm.”
No word on whether or not Donte Stallworth, Braylon Edwards or Kellen Winslow were involved.